Does Prayer Change God’s Mind?

I remember once while my husband was fighting a losing battle with lung cancer and was in the hospital, my younger son asked me that question when I reminded him that night to pray for his dad. He often backed me into a corner and I was not surprised when he decided to become lawyer.  I searched my mind that night and said God does sometimes change His mind and used Hezekiah as an example.  However, Hezekiah’s extra fifteen years were not very happy ones.

If you’d like more about this read:  2 Kings 20:1- 21.

So when praying, we should be careful to ask for God’s will to be done.  Many examples might be given, but two individuals are sick and are being prayed for by others: one dies and the other gets well.  By faith we must accept the truth that God does all things well, though we don’t understand.  I did not want to leave Arkansas and move to Florida, but God knew what was best, and now as I reflect on those days am truly thankful He did what was best for me.

Prayer:  Father, when our wills are contrary to Yours, may your will prevail: for You know what is best for Your children. We pray in the Name of Jesus. Amen.

Doris Lisemby